Throwers and Pole Vaulters Head South for UCSD Triton Invitational This Weekend

April 19, 2006

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The majority of the UCLA men's track and field team will rest up this weekend as they prepare for the annual dual meet battle with crosstown rival USC, but the throwers and pole vaulters will be in action in La Jolla, CA at the UC San Diego Triton Invitational Friday, April 21 to Saturday, April 22.

The UCSD meet has always brought in many of the finest discus throwers in the nation and world because of its locale and incredible winds. Three Bruins will look to take advantage of the incredible wind and post some top marks in the discus on Saturday - sophomore John Caulfield (185-9), junior Jason Rider (179-0) and sophomore Greg Garza (178-11). All three have qualified for the regional meet, and Caulfield currently leads the team as the 14th-best discus thrower in the nation.

Freshman hammer record holder Boldizsar Kocsor (202-5) will compete in the hammer competition on Friday, and will be awarded a "Star of the Month" award on Saturday after the 4x100m by the San Diego Hall of Champions.

Caulfield, Garza, freshman Vache Sevajian and seniors Jake Knight and Jeremy Silverman will also compete in the shot put.

Junior Mike Landers, who currently holds the No. 8 pole vault mark in the country (17-8.50) will lead a foursome of Bruins in San Diego. Junior David Shortenhaus (15-1) and sophomore Zack Miller (16-7) and Chris Bencomo (15-11) will also compete.

Also slated to compete at the Triton Invitational are junior Mike Elbogen (56.30), sophomore Jason Eiker-Wiles (57.61) and freshman Torsten Niegmann (56.93) in the 400m hurdles. Freshmen Alex Pearlstone (11.05/22.41) and Garland West (11.05/22.67) will run the 100m and 200m. Sophomore David Shipp will run the 400m (48.98), while sophomore James Rhoades will compete in the 800m.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Recap
Friday, Feb 26
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Friday, Mar 11
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Recap
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Recap
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
-
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
-
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
-
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Recap
Sunday, May 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 14 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 15 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Thursday, May 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Friday, May 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Saturday, May 28 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Wednesday, Jun 08 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jun 09 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Friday, Jun 10 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Jun 11 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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